Apr 13, 2024

Lead Assistant Coach

  • Coeur d'Alene Area Swim Team
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA
Part time Assistant Coach

Job Description

The Coeur d’Alene Area Swim Team (CAST), a member of USA Swimming and Inland Empire Swimming, is seeking positive, motivated and qualified candidates for the position of Lead Assistant Coach.

The Coeur d’Alene Area Swim Team’s mission is to provide athletes with a safe, healthy, and positive environment where committed coaches and swimmers may realize their potential at any level of swimming and learn skills that will enable success in swimming and life.  The vision of CAST is to promote a life-long love of swimming while empowering our youth to maximize their potential both in and out of the pool. We promote the development of swimmers of all levels, while building a program of excellence in training, team unity, character development, family support, and community involvement.

Prospective coaches should enjoy being around swimmers of all ages and levels while promoting a competitive and fun environment at CAST.  Candidates should consistently be able to provide excellent coaching instruction and feedback to swimmers of all abilities, from novice through national level competitors.

Job Description:
This position is designed to assist and support the Head Coach with the day-to-day operations of CAST’s swim groups. Under the direction and guidance of the Head Coach, the Lead Assistant Coach will help in coaching and supervision of all CAST swimmers at both practices and swim meets. 

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Availability for all morning and afternoon/evening practices
  • Assist in coaching and supervision of groups as assigned by the Head Coach
  • Knowledgeable and able to plan in-water workouts for groups of 20-30+ swimmers
  • Oversee meet entries for respective group, as required
  • Handle administrative details, including parent communication, as required
  • Attend and coach at all swim meets for respective groups

Duties and skills include:

  • Design and implement comprehensive training programs: Develop and execute training plans for swimmers of various age groups and skill levels, focusing on technique, endurance, speed, and overall performance improvement.
  • Conduct swim practices: Lead daily practice sessions, guiding swimmers through structured workouts and providing constructive feedback to enhance their technique and performance.
  • Stroke corrections: Actively teach swim stroke technique and implementation of effective drills and skills to promote and foster good technique and injury prevention.
  • Plan and oversee competition strategies: Prepare swimmers for competitions by designing meet schedules, setting performance goals, and providing tactical guidance to maximize their success.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance: Track swimmers’ progress and performance during training and competitions, providing individualized feedback and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Foster a positive and supportive team environment: Cultivate a culture of sportsmanship, discipline, and mutual respect among swimmers, coaches, and parents, encouraging teamwork and individual growth.
  • Stay current with swimming trends and techniques: Continuously educate yourself on the latest coaching methodologies, advancements in training techniques, and competitive strategies to enhance the team’s performance.
  • Adhere to safety guidelines: Prioritize the safety and well-being of swimmers, ensuring that all practices and competitions adhere to established safety protocols and regulations.


  • College Degree Preferred
  • Competitive Swimming Experience
  • 5+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Able to meet USA-Swimming Coaching Requirements and pass all applicable background checks before starting employment.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with 2-3 references specific to swimming to Alicia Thornton at headcoach@swimcast.net

Application review will be ongoing until the position is filled. Thank you in advance for your interest in coaching for CAST.  Select qualified applicants will be contacted via email and/or phone.


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